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The Globe, Marylebone, NW1

47 Lisson Grove

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Globe

Corner pub with an open rectangular bar and large windows on both sides so it has a light, airy feel even on a damp August evening. Basic furniture, thankfully with cushions on the peripheral wooden benches at the far end, and limited decoration, so the main focus is the gantried servery along the back wall. Just Greene King Yardbird from one of the pair of slightly hidden handpumps, but for a change I went for the rarely seen Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (£5.60).

On 23rd August 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Globe

Decent looking street corner pub from the outside,but the interior has been stripped out with few distinguising features.The large plate glass windows give lots of natural light but the furniture is a mix of sofas and more usual wooden pieces,with the bar running along most of the back wall.Folk spill outside in a corndoned off part of the pavement,useful to escape the very noisy interior where chatter and muzak bounce off the undecorated walls and wooden flooring.
There is no real ale ,just two serving gantries with around 10 keg taps,some national brands,some foreign beers,sparkling cider and craft keg from the likes of Yeastie Boys (Bigmouth IPA,fine),Beavertown (Neck Oil) Kernel and Big Smoke.All rather pricey at £3 for a half,not too cold but overcarbonated.
Popular with a younger crowd,not much need for a revisit.

On 27th July 2019 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about The Globe

An early Victorian pub situated in a rather unprepossessing area north of Marylebone Road but south of the rather more upmarket St. John's Wood, though ideally situated opposite Seashell, Britain's best fish 'n' chip shop, the other night was a first in here for us to what was until recently a rather uninviting dowdy locals' pub.
It has now been done up and scrubbed, with the retention of the inter war years ground floor tiling with an old and faded Watney Combe Reid sign clinging on for life to the corner splay. Inside it's quite small and basic with a bar to the rear. There's plenty of bare brick with some white paintwork; exposed metal electrical trunking climbs the walls and traverses the ceiling from which hang the aforementioned dreadful hipster filament lights with semi-industrial metal shades. The bar back is essentially shelving for bottles and there's one of those tedious square section tubular steel gantries. The floor is bare boarded, the bar front is t 'n' g, furniture is mixed conventional high and low and a TV on high broadcast Casualty with the sound down for no apparent purpose - at least Stevie Wonder was wafting out from the gramophone. The place really is rather dull with few customers, though young and studenty, and indeed a bit zombie-like.
Ales: lots of craft stuff but now no real ale, despite it being advertised on their website. I opted for a half of Camden Hells lager which blew a £2.80 hole in my wallet.
I've certainly been in worse pubs than this but can't recall one as dull. I agree with Quinno's rating but the removal of real ale must inevitably result in an even lower grade, especially with such high prices.

Closed on Sundays.

On 21st June 2018 - rating: 3
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Quinno _ left this review about The Globe

Small, spartan and charmless knocked-through corner pub. Wood floor, white paint and a single exposed brick wall indeed almost nothing of interest in decor items bar some of those dreadful hipster filament lights. Three pumps and only a mediocre St Austell Tribute on, laughably priced at £2.20 served up by a cloth-eared barman who I assume was struggling to hear me over the deafening Coldplay assaulting our ears. There’s also some craft stuff so lord knows how much they’ll try and con you for that. Clientèle consisted almost solely of squawking 20somethings who seemed more interested in posing than drinking. It's rare to find somewhere so utterly functional and zombie-like a pub as this one. Terrible.

On 5th July 2016 - rating: 3
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john gray left this review about The Globe

The edges have been smoothed since the last review.Has had a makeover and is now a one room exposed brick craft beer bar.Only two cask beers from St Austell and about a dozen keg beers from Canopy.Orbit,Kernal,Camden and Hammertons. Reasonably priced for now.Nice modern toilets.Quiet on my visit and lacked warmth but best around this area.

On 8th August 2015 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Globe

A bit rough round the edges but nothing wrong with that. 2 real ales served.

On 31st October 2014 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Globe

There was just the one real ale on during my visit – Abbot Ale at £3.20 a pint. This is a fairly down at heel pub just a stone’s throw from Marylebone Station. There were numerous national flags hanging from the ceiling for some reason, perhaps left over from a previous World Cup, except for one corner where the sticky tape had given up on the unequal challenge and left the unfortunate Ivory Coast, Dutch and USA flags hanging forlornly behind the grubby looking games machines congregating in that corner. The banquette seating that had seen better days, the dirty bare-boarded floor, and pop music being played from a TV music station completes the picture. It was unsurprisingly fairly empty mid afternoon on a Friday, with just me in there, plus three or four regulars at a table at one end of the room. I don’t think that it’s worth a return visit.

On 24th October 2010 - rating: 4
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